A whole family of eight people was reported killed in Raqqa as a result of alleged US-led Coalition strikes. The family were displaced persons from the city of Palmyra. Other civilians were suspected injured following the attack. All sources tracked held the US-led Coalition responsible for the incident.
Syrian Press Center said it was “a result of indiscriminate bombardment” by the “International Coalition and militia forces”. Names of victims were published by multiple local media sources.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (8)
- Bassam Alawi Beiruti Adult male killed
- Manar Hassan Al-Khalaf, “Bassam’s Wife” Adult female killed
- Yassin Bassam Al-Aliwi Age unknown killed
- Ali Bassam Al-Aliwi Age unknown male killed
- Zahra Bassam Al-Aliwi Child female killed
- Hadeel Bassam Al-Aliwi Child female killed
- Khuloud Bassam Al-Aliwi Child female killed
- Hassan Khalaf Fateh-Allah “grandfather” Adult male killed
Sources (8) [ collapse]
Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the White Garden (الحديقة البيضاء) neighbourhood of Raqqah, for which the coordinates are: 35.960640, 38.997624; and the Al Badou (البدو) neighbourhood, for which the coordinates are: 35.961778, 39.006083.
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Jun 28, 2018
The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility
Original strike reports
For August 21st-22nd the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 20 strikes engaged 13 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 24 fighting positions, a vehicle, a logistics node and ISIS communications infrastructure.” It additionally reported that “On Aug. 21, near Raqqah, Syria, 24 strikes engaged 16 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 33 fighting positions, a logistics node, a mortar system, and an anti-air artillery system.” And that “On Aug. 21, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes destroyed five ISIS fighting positions.” Also that “On Aug. 21, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.”